Monthly Archives: March 2013

Remembering Adrienne Rich: “Poetry was a feminist practice”

Tweet Ed. note: We regret publishing this piece without acknowledging or critiquing Rich’s history of transphobia and in particular her support for Janice G. Raymond, author of the discriminatory and hateful “The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male.” To be clear: By failing to acknowledge the late author’s views on womanhood, feminists risk writing [...]
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Quick Hit: Stacia L. Brown’s advocacy for the voices of single mothers

TweetWriter Stacia L. Brown is changing the conversation around single motherhood within communities of color and beyond. Brown rightly highlights the glaring omission in recent trend pieces reporting exploring the rise of single parenting in America. “The latest numbers on unmarried parenting are out. The National Marriage Project reports that 58 percent of first births in [...]
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Lesson #3: Strong-ties and warm-fuzzy feelings are essential

TweetEditor’s note: To close out Women’s history month we are running this series of guest posts from Emily May and Samuel Carter co-founders of Hollaback as they reflect on taking an idea and moving it to action, the best practices they have learned along the way and documenting for us that feminist history is happening right now.  When Malcolm Gladwell wrote “The [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetCheck out just how far North Dakotans would have to travel for an abortion if their only clinic closes. Some great photos from marriage equality rallies this week. Ann Friedman talks to Chris Hayes on diversity quotas. Arizona passed a bill legalizing anti-trans discrimination. (Sidenote: The Washington Post still doesn’t know how to cover trans issues.) The Human Rights [...]
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Let’s get ratchet! Check your privilege at the door

TweetA few days ago I had the, ahem, pleasure? of seeing the video of Miley Cyrus twerking. I was a little put off by it but couldn’t immediately identify why. There was the obvious discomfort at the fact that she wasn’t really good at twerking in the first place, but there was something else that [...]
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